History Facts

Commonly mistaken as an ancient Greek tradition, the Olympics torch relay was actually a Nazi idea.

At weddings, the bride normally stands to the left of the groom so that his sword hand is free to defend against other suitors.

During World War II, prisoners in Canadian war camps were treated so well, many of them didn't want to leave when the war ended.

The first ever selfie dates back to 1839 when a photography enthusiast named Robert Cornelius tried to take a photograph. He had to stay still for 3 minutes!

Ancient Romans celebrated 'Saturnalia', a festival in which slaves were treated as equals and are allowed to wear their masters' clothing.

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.

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